Michael Miao, M.D.

Michael Miao, M.D.


Dr. Miao graduated from Harvard University and the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He completed his Orthopaedic training at the University of Pittsburgh and received advanced fellowship training in knee and shoulder arthroscopic and reconstructive techniques as well as in Sports Medicine.

He is board certified and subspecialty certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Western Orthopaedic Association (WOA), Nevada Orthopaedic Society, Nevada State Medical Association, and Clark County Medical Association.

Dr. Miao is on faculty at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and is part of the UNLV Sports Medical Team. His responsibilities include teaching the UNLV Sports Medicine Fellow, medical students and Family Medicine residents, as well as taking care of UNLV athletes. This continues his interest in teaching that started as an Orthopaedic consultant to a large family practice/sports medicine fellowship in California.

Specializing in Sports Medicine, advanced arthroscopic and reconstructive procedures, and cartilage restoration/transplantation, Dr. Miao uses his personal experiences as a former National swimmer and Olympic Swimmer in the 23rd Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California to guide his patients on their road to recovery.

Dr. Miao is currently the Medical Director and Official Orthopaedic Surgeon for the ECHL's Las Vegas Wranglers hockey team and has been the Head Team Physician for the UFL's Las Vegas Locomotives football team through its first 3 seasons (2 Championships). He is one of the team physicians for USA Swimming and USA Water Polo and served as an intern team physician for the USOC (USA Women's Hockey). For several years, Dr. Miao has been asked to cover Las Vegas' PGA, LPGA, ATP tour, USA Rugby 7's, and WAC/WCC/PAC-12 events. He has also served as contact physician for a number of local high schools in our underserved neighborhoods.

Emphasizing a careful and thoughtful approach to medical decision making, Dr. Miao encourages his patients to be educated and active participants in their own medical care.



Dr. Miao is the Medical Director for the Las Vegas Wranglers.


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Dr. Miao In The News

Congratulations to the University of Nevada School of Medicine on their approval by the ACGME to establish an Orthopaedic Surgery Residency here in Las Vegas. Michael Miao, M.D. and Chad Hanson, M.D. will lead the Sports Medicine Division of the residency. The first year residents will be slated to begin in June 2015.

Tonight at the Thomas and Mack, the Legends Football League's Las Vegas Sin will take on the Green Bay Chill. Dr. Michael Miao is taking on the new challenge of taking care of these athletes to make sure they have good access to medical care. He had the opportunity to serve as the covering physician at the LFL Super Bowl a few years ago here in Las Vegas. The league presents a very physical and hard hitting football game that is more athletically impressive than the media and initial impressions would suggest. If you have the chance, join Dr. Miao and the DOC Sports Medicine team and support our local team.


Congratulations to the UNLV Football team on their first winning season and bowl game invitation in 13 years. Dr. Michael Miao will be the UNLV Orthopaedic Surgeon travelling with the team to Dallas, Texas for the "Heart of Dallas Bowl" on New Year's Day.

Dr. Michael Miao was invited by Roger Hinds, Head Athletic Trainer of the New York Knicks to give a talk and anatomy lab on Plantar Fasciitis and NBA Basketball players at the National Athletic Trainer's Association annual meeting here in Las Vegas. Dr. Miao has been the local covering physician for the Knicks when they are in town for the annual NBA Summer League.


Effective May 1, 2013, Michael Miao, M.D. will become the Interim Head Team Physician for UNLV Athletics on the departure of Dr. Michael Milligan to Northwestern University. Dr. Miao will coordinate the care of all UNLV athletes among the various medical and surgical specialists who keep them in good health. A national search will be started to replace Dr. Milligan who is a Family Medicine physician specializing in Sports Medicine.

Dr. Michael Miao has again arranged for our DOC Sports Medicine team to handle on-site medical coverage of the WAC Basketball Conference tournament at the Orleans Arena. With the arrival of the PAC-12 tournament at the MGM Arena this year, Dr. Miao, Dr. Chad Hanson, and Dr. Matthew Fouse will concurrently provide medical coverage for this new event as well. Come join us and enjoy the exciting play during March Madness!!
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Dr. Miao served as the Team Physician for USA Swimming's Junior World Championship team which competed August 2011 in Lima, Peru.
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University of Nevada SOM Family Medicine Residents selected Dr. Miao to receive the Preceptor of the Year award for 2010-2011.
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Dr. Miao teamed with USA Rugby's Team physician to cover the USA Rugby 7's tournament held at the Sam Boy Stadium.
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Patient Testimonials

From the beginning to the end this was a very professional experience. The office is beautiful and everyone is friendly and empathetic. If you have to have surgery - it's a great place to go.
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Excellent service and care by the doctor and staff. Very informative on procedure and results. Would definitely recommend to friends/family.
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Dr. Miao is a true professional and is well versed in knee surgery. My experience was fantastic and my recovery was fast. I will not see anyone else should I have problems in the future.
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Dr. Miao is a great doctor. He lessons to what you have to say and then treats you. Nice great job!
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Dr. Miao is so wonderful with explaining everything in a clear way. And a great surgeon. Mr. Gordon his P.A. is a great Assistant to Dr. Miao.
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Everything, the whole staff has been excellent, Dr. Miao is the best.
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Everything from start to finish was excellent with my experience having Dr. Miao as my doctor.
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I feel good I decided to get treated by Dr. Miao. He was really professional in all aspects. I would recommend him always. After 5 knee surgeries with other doctors, I'm really satisfied with the results on this procedure with Dr. Miao.
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I have received exceptional care throughout this entire process. I'm very happy with the outcome of my shoulder surgery.
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Dr. Miao and his staff are wonderful! All of his assistants are professional and have the best attitudes.
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